Thursday, September 8, 2011


Today is National Date Nut Bread Day
1504  Michelangelo’s 13 foot statue of David is unveiled in Italy
1565  First permanent settlement in America is formed in St. Augustine, Fl.
1892  The first appearance of “The Pledge of Allegiance’ was published in Youth’s Companion in Boston
1900  6,000 killed by hurricane and tidal waves in Galveston, Texas – worst in U.S. history
1906  Robert Turner invented the automatic typewriter return cartridge
1920  U.S. airmail begins between NYC and San Francisco
1921  The first Miss America is crowned – Margaret Gorman from Washington, DC
1922  Comedian Sid Caesar was born
1925  Comedian Peter Sellers was born
1930  Richard Drew crated Scotch Tape
1939  FDR declared a ‘limited national emergency’ due to the war in Europe
1941  Germany began the siege of Leningrad
1943  The surrender of Italy to the Allies is announced
1945  The U.S. invades Japanese held Korea
1945  Bess Myerson of NY is crowned Miss America – 1st Jewish contestant to win
1952  Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man and the Sea” was published
1966  “Star Trek” premiered on NBC
1966  “That Girl” starring Marlo Thomas premiered on ABC
1967  “Surveyor 5” was launched – landed on the Moon on the 11th
1974  President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon of all federal crimes
1979  Singer Pink was born
1986  Oprah Winfrey began her syndicated talk show in Chicago
1996  “Frasier” wins its 3rd consecutive Emmy at the 48th Emmy Awards
1997  “Ally McBeal” with Calista Flockhart premiered on TV and ran until 2002
2008  250,000th HR in MLB history – Gary Sheffield’s grand slam
2007  Alex Rodriguez hits his 49th HR – MLB record for a 3rd baseman
2004  Cincinnati pitcher Jose Acevedo ties MLB record by giving up 4 HRs in the first inning
2002  Texas hits a HR – MLB record 26th consecutive game
1998  Mark McGwire hits his 62nd HR passing Roger Maris’ record
1998  Philadelphia’s Marlon Anderson hits a pinch hit HR in his first at bat – 14th in history to do so
1989  George Brett gets his 2,500th hit – ends with 3,154
1977  Bruce Sutter strikes out 6 Expos in a row on 24 pitches  - struck out three of them on nine
1975  Jose Sosa of Houston gets his first and only career win
1972  Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for the 6th straight year
1972  NYY score in the 5th inning vs. Red Sox – end Luis Tiant’s streak of 40 straight scoreless innings
1965  Bert Campaneris plays all nine positions for KC – 1st to ever do so
1963  Warren Spahn gets his 20th win for the 13th season
1958  Pirates’ Roberto Clemente ties a MLB record by hitting three triple in the game
1931  Bill Harris of Pittsburgh pitches a shutout – 1st appearance since 1924 – will play with Pittsburgh until 1934 and then not play until 1938 with Boston – career record 24-22
1925  Babe Ruth hits his 300th HR – ends with 714
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
1974  I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
1975  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
1976  Shake Your Booty – KC & the Sunshine Band
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1983  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1986  Take My Breath Away - Berlin
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

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